Question: What do you get when you cross a five teenagers and Babycakes Cupcake Maker?
Answer: Cupcake Mayhem
I recently met local authors Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore from Plugged Into Cooking, who just happened to write the new cookbook: 175 Best Babycake Cupcake Maker Recipes.
In honor of the new cookbook I was sent the Babycakes Cupcake Maker courtesy Robert Rose Inc, to try out some of the recipes. In addition to all the cupcake recipes, this cookbook features appetizers, muffins, tarts and more that can all be made in the Babycakes Cupcake Maker.
The Babycakes Cupcake Maker is described as the "Easy Bake Oven" for adults. Well I have to tell you it is for teens as well! My daughter had some friends over and when they saw the box they asked if they could make some. I had not had the chance to try it out yet so this seemed like a good way to put the Babycakes Cupcake Maker to the test.
After scouring the pages of the cookbook on what to bake they decided on the recipe for vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I happened to have some peanut butter chips so we threw some of those in the cupcake batter, thinking it would pair well with the chocolate frosting. (Recipe Below)
The kids had a blast measuring, mixing, baking and decorating. By the time they were finished I must say my kitchen was quite the mess. I did not mind, it was fun to watch them have such a great time.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
1/4 cup sour cream
3 egg whites, room temperature
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
(1 cup peanut butter chips if desired)
1. In small bowl, whisk together, flour , baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2. In medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat sugar and butter for 1 - 2 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in sour cream. Add egg whites and beat for 2 minutes scraping the bowl occasionally. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, making three additions of flour and two of milk beating on slow speed. Stir in vanilla. Stir in peanut butter chips if desired.
3. If desired place liners in wells. Fill each well with about 1 1/2 tbs (22mL) batter. bake 6-8 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool. repeat with remaining batter.
Top with chocolate frosting and additional peanut butter chips if desired.
(I did notice on baking these that the first batch took about 8 minutes but after the cupcake maker is warmed up the next batches took less time.)
Creamy Chocolate Frosting
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine melted butter and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Beat in confectioners sugar and milk. Beat in vanilla. Beat in an additional 1 - 2 teaspoons milk if thinner frosting is desired.
To purchase the175 Best Babycakes Recipes Book visit, The Babycakes Shop, Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The Babycakes Cupcake Maker can be found at numerous retail stores throughout the area and online.
Read more about the Babycakes Cupcake Maker and the authors from Robert Rose Inc.